Region: Chile

Chilean disputes team breaks away

Leading Chilean practitioner Andrés Jana and the rest of the disputes team at GAR 100 firm Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana in Santiago are breaking away to launch a new boutique.

21 March 2022

AES wins damages over Chilean hydro project

A subsidiary of US power group AES has won an ICC award worth US$186 million plus interest in a dispute with a construction consortium over a cancelled contract to build one of Chile’s largest hydroelectric projects.

08 November 2021

Andean states face investment disputes

A cement consortium’s claim against Bolivia has come to light, as Peru is hit with an ICSID claim over a road project and Chile is threatened for a third time over its private pension reforms.

25 October 2021

Halliburton brings claim against Ecuador’s national oil company

A subsidiary of US oil services giant Halliburton has brought an UNCITRAL claim against Ecuador’s national oil company.

08 September 2021

Chile hit with claim over airport pandemic disruption

Two French airport operators have made good on their threat to bring an ICSID claim against Chile after their concession for Santiago’s international airport was disrupted by the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

16 August 2021

Cuatrecasas lawyers accused of “switching sides” in Peru refinery dispute

A Spanish-owned contractor on a Peruvian refinery project has challenged a US$38 million ICC award, alleging that two members of its external counsel team violated ethical rules by joining the other side’s law firm before the case had concluded.

17 June 2021

Second insurer threatens Chile over pension reforms

A subsidiary of Switzerland’s Zurich Insurance has become the second investor to threaten Chile with a treaty claim over reforms to its private pension system.

16 June 2021

Colombian power company brings claim against Chile

A Colombian state-owned power company has filed an ICSID claim against Chile over the construction of a major electricity transmission line.

13 April 2021

Chile takes US lithium miner to ICC

Chile has filed a US$15 million ICC claim against a US lithium mining company over royalty payments due under an agreement to exploit one of the world’s largest reserves of the valuable metal.

24 February 2021

Chile threatened over airport pandemic disruption

Two French airport operators have threatened Chile with an ICSID claim after their billion-dollar concession for Santiago’s international airport was severely disrupted by measures taken in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

20 January 2021

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